If you are cold in your car, or if your temp gauge moves - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 3 Old 22-11-06 Thread Starter
Status: -
AO Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 135

Member car:

166 2.0 TS 2001

If you are cold in your car, or if your temp gauge moves


I just bought my 166 10 days ago and was unsure if the car was warming up ok.

On longish runs early in morning the temp gauge seemed to stay very low (70 ish) and I was cold myself, but in traffic it was going up to 90. I was unsure if my thermostat was working or not as it seemed fairly ok at 90 at least some of the time. I wondered if having used it a few times and given the fact that the car most likely had been sitting for a while, that it was now working ok.

But, I bit the bullet anyway and bought and fitted new genuine thermostat yesterday. (It was nice to see how clean the waterays in the car were)

Can't believe the difference. Heater now works within about 2 miles of starting off, and temp gauge no longer cycles up and down 70 to 90.

I discovered a way to check if the stat is ok. Take it out. Blow through the large plastic end (with your mouth). The new one was airtight and the old one let air through even when cold- i.e old one was passing water even though it looked to be closed.

richardsheil is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: Back in Black
AO Silver Member
Dougie166's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Clackmannanshire
Posts: 4,103
Images: 9

Member car:

Alfaless :( BMW!

Re: If you are cold in your car, or if your temp gauge moves

Glad you got it sorted mate - Will now run a lot better, save some fuel and cause less engine wear.

Cheers for the tip.
Dougie166 is offline  
Status: Quo
AO Silver Member
harleyriv's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Tuvalu
County: -
Posts: 4,706
Images: 19
Re: If you are cold in your car, or if your temp gauge moves

Glad to see you only recommended your mouth.....
harleyriv is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 164 & 166

car , cold , gauge , moves , temp

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome